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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(5): 13-37
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.002


Role of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Mulberry Ecosystem Development
Ghulam Hassan Dar* and Pankaj Dunge
Department of Agriculture, Mandsaur University, Rewas-Dewdra Road, Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh - 458 001 (India)
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Mycorrhiza has drawn substantial attention because of their role in ecosystem restoration and in alleviating the adverse environmental conditions for plant growth. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are obligate mutualist biotrophs of more than 80% terrestrial plants including mulberry. Mulberry plants are generally raised in nutritionally poor soils, so AMF have notable role in their survival and establishment, provided appropriate AMF inocula conducive to the prevailing edapho-agroclimatic conditions are used. AMF are involved in nutrient and water translocation and uptake, organic acid production, plant growth promotion, protection against biotic and abiotic stress, etc. thereby help in soil conservation and ecosystem maintenance. Although the response of mulberry roots to AMF species varies with AMF-plant compatibility and prevailing environment, yet their mutualistic qualities can be tuned to the environment favouring plant growth. AMF-microbial consortia are presently used to overcome variable plant response and for better functioning of introduced propagules. The present paper reviews the role of AMF in soil health, plant growth promotion and ecosystem restoration with special reference to mulberry planation.


Keywords: Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, mulberry, nutrition, plant growth, biocontrol, ecosystem
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Ghulam Hassan Dar and Pankaj Dunge. 2020. Role of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Mulberry Ecosystem Development. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(5): 13-37. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.002